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Manufactured homes are one type of home that may require special considerations for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
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Some types of homes may require different considerations when it comes to energy efficiency. You may be wondering how to improve the efficiency of an apartment, manufactured home, or home you don't own, or you may be considering a home with unique design characteristics, such as a log home or earth-sheltered home.

Improve the Efficiency of These Types of Homes

Tips for Renters and Property Owners
Tips to help renters and property owners to save money and energy.
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Efficient Earth-Sheltered Homes
An underground or bermed earth-sheltered house can be weather resistant and energy efficient.
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Energy Efficiency in Log Homes
Before designing or purchasing a log home, you should consider several factors related to energy efficiency.
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Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes
Like site-built homes, new manufactured homes (formerly known as mobile homes) can be designed for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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